Representatives from the University of Oxford’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism led by Director Dr David Levy will be visiting Japan from 10 – 12 September.
Oxford’s Reuters Institute was established in 2006 within the Department for Politics and International Relations. It is an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism and aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.
One of the Reuters Institute’s flagship programme is its Fellowship programme which brings mid-career journalists from around the world to spend a period of time reflecting and conducting an original piece of their own research in the vibrant environment of the institute. Many journalists from Japan have benefited from this stimulating programme.
Another key programme is the Reuters Institute’s Digital News Report, which examines how traditional media sources are making the transition over to digital. The report looks at data from 10 countries including Japan.
Dr David Levy will be joined by Editor of the Digital News Report Nic Newman and will be visiting news organisations, journalists and former fellows of the Institute. On Thursday 11 September from 18:30 Waseda University will be hosting a forum at which both speakers will talk about digital journalism and the challenges facing media in this digital age. Please find information about this event here (Japanese only).